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Submitted by witness on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
Mushroom picker has ongoing activity in same area over many years near Grandy Lake
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COUNTY: Skagit County
LOCATION DETAILS: It is about a mile before Grandy Lake Campground on an open logging road on the left hand side. There is a wooden sign for posting info. At the entrance there is an area off to the left where people have been camping. The spot is approx 1 mile up the road with a pullout area on the left. It is hard to tell the exact driving distance to the exact spot without going back and get an accurate mileage from the main road to the spot.
NEAREST TOWN: concrete
NEAREST ROAD: Baker Lake Road
OBSERVED: It was early afternoon on a hot summer day. I was up looking for oyster mushrooms in the hills west of Baker Lake Rd by Grandy Creek. I have had several experiences in the fall time over several years. Anyway, as I was walking in on a wooded hillside and happened to look down and saw an impression in a mossy patch that looked like an old sasquatch track. The ground is not good for impressions except for the mossy patches. It measured 15 inches long. It was broad at the toes, and had a wide heel, There was even a rise, in the middle of the track, as if from a mid-tarsal break. It may not be a track, it may be a track. If a track, it had been there for some time, as it had small debris sitting in it.
I was up there this fall,and the possible track was still in the same condition so it should still be able to located. BTW I got a good haul of oyster mushrooms that day.
I have heard deep rhythmic grunts, followed by a tree shaking in the creek bottom. My dad and I heard this breathing that was loud and angry sounding. Possible it could have been a grizzly, but it was somewhat different than sounds I have looked up on the internet.
I had small rocks thrown at me. My wife and I heard 3 wood knocks one after the other from 3 different but close locations. All these incidents happened from about 2008 until present. I only wish I had a visual but I think the rock throwing was the incident that nailed it down for me.
ALSO NOTICED: I guess I explained it up above, so see there.
OTHER WITNESSES: There was no one with me, when I found the track, but I have shown the photo to several people and they were shocked on how much it looked like the classic Squatch track shape.
OTHER STORIES: only on your sight. However I had a first hand account relayed to me, by a gentleman that said he and several other motorist saw one that ran down the roadside for a short ways and head into the woods up a hillside. This was in the rockport area.
ENVIRONMENT: It was in a typical fir/cedar/maple/alder forest and the grandy creek bottom below the sight. On a hillside that had pretty much needle covered ground with patches of Oregon grape and moss. It then turns in thick underbrush leading to a small meadow.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
I talked to the witness by phone.
The events listed above all happened in the same area and each activity occurred in September to early October. Each event also was in the time frame of three to five o clock in the afternoon. I will list the events in a timeline.
The witness believes it was sometime in September of 2006 on a sunny day when he heard grunts and tree shaking. It happened twice about seventy five yards away in the creek bottom. Each lasted for about 3 seconds. He described the grunts as a deep woo - woo. No branch breaks were heard.
Two years later while with his dad they heard raspy, heavy breathing. It was very close and continued even as they left the area. The witness said it was different than bear sounds.
A few years later, he had a one inch rock land on the road twelve to fifteen feet from him. He then saw a second rock come from uphill and hit the canopy of his truck. No one else was around.
In 2015, while with his wife, they heard wood knocks less than fifty yards away. One knock each from three different directions. They listened for ten to fifteen minutes then left.
In 2018 he found the fifteen inch impression. It was difficult to determine if it was a Bigfoot track (see pictures.)
The witness sometimes is in this area in the spring and summer but has not had any activity during these seasons. We discussed that Bigfoot may return to this area in the fall. He said there are many blackberries, and September through the first freeze is good for mushrooms.
No foul odor was detected during these episodes. The witness is not aware of any caves in the area.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
Kevin has camped, fished and hunted in Eastern Washington all his life. His interest in Sasquatch began when he was 10 years old and saw Roger Patterson present "the" film. He lives in Eastern Washington.
Recently retired, he was a veterinarian since 1984, after graduating from Washington State University. He attended Washington BFRO expeditions in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Oregon in 2015 and 2018, Montana in 2017 and 2018. He was co-leader of N.E. Washington 2019.